Space Ways
Modern Times Beer

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,311
Ranked #3,974
4.12 | pDev: 6.31%
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
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Notes: This delectable hazy IPA is packed to the brim with mountains of Nelson, Motueka, and Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a brilliant profile replete with mango, nectarine, and bright lime-zest character. Prepare your flavor receptacles for an astonishing thrill ride through a garden of tropical delights.

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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a chunky white head. Aromas include grapefruit, orange and an oily hop not. Flavor follows with a nice malt presence in the background to smooth everything out a bit. Slightly resinous on the palate, finishes gently considering the bold flavors. Very nicely done!

May 09, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 10/20/20. Bought 12/23 for $3 per 16 oz. can. Consumed 1/1/2021. If you like the Nelson hops you will probably like this one. 2 finger head that is relatively persistent and lots of lacing. Smell and taste follow the can description of Nelson hops followed by a couple secondary hops. Nice mouthfeel with low carbonation. This won't be my primary go-to hazy but could play a role when I want something with a "different" flavor profile. I like other hazy IPAs in the same price range better, but mostly as a result of the hop selection.

Jan 01, 2021
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camtgrant from Washington

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful, opaque, golden orange color with a dense, soapy head. Good retention on the head with alot of lacing coating the glass. Delicious aromatics on this, smells of bright tropical fruits, white grape, citrus and some pine.

The taste is reminiscent of the aroma, white grape and citrus forward with soft notes of tropical fruits and some pine. It has a great balance of soft doughy malts and a delicious soft fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with a bit of a crisp, dry finish. Body is medium with moderate carbonation and bitterness.

Space Ways is an all around solid beer. Tasteful, complex and possibly too drinkable. Might be one of my new favorites from Modern Times.

Nov 29, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz canned 8-31-20. Opened 10-11-20.
3 finger off-white head with amazing retention. Dense foam, fine bead...thing of beauty.
Fully opaque, orange-gold IPA. Well integrated and smooth sludge. Thick and sticky lacing.
Freshly peeled orange, citrus oils. White grape. Pine needles.
Glazed pound cake. Very appealing nose.
Runs the gamut of hop flavors - tropical, zesty citrus, stone fruit, white grape, and pine.
It's all here in a tasty flavor packed combo.
Full body, soft mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.
Nice punch of early bitterness in a hop-full barely off-dry finish.
Another winner from Modern Times.

Oct 12, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, dated 08.17.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy and turbid orange color, golden and amber hues with a nice foamy white head, decent height and retention with great lacing. The aroma is nice, bright and fragrant Nelson hops, white grape and soft stone fruits, citrus, wildflower, pine, grassiness and a nice spice with pale dough and sweet yeast. The flavors are good, more doughy and malty than initially expected, sweet yeast and wildflower with a nice pillowy fruitiness, light stone fruits, white grape, orange citrus with moderate earthiness, somewhat dank and weedy with that characteristic Nelson spice bite. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively heavier medium body that finishes easily with a soft dry kick.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Modern Times. The Nelson is expressed well and is certainly the focal point of the beer. It's a bit sweet, as can happen with the style but the balance is nice and it's very sessionable.

Oct 05, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8/28/20 dated can poured 9/26

pours a hazy mellow yellow gold body with a white frothy head that has moderate retention and leaves thick sudsy lacing rings as it settles to a patchy cap with thin defined halo

smells of lemon zest and tang and solid dose of bright and lush tropical fruits

correction - not lemon, LIME. yep, the taste leans in hard with the lime spritz and zest before parachuting into a thick citrus hop with a slight angle towards earthy grapefruit bitterness that gets absolutely rocked by overripe pineapple and other sparkling bright tropical fruits.

moderately carbonated and medium bodied; lush and smooth with occasional prickles that leads to a soft earthy bittersweet dry finish that coats the mouth.

sparkling lime-led tropical citrus hopped NEIPA that remains mostly smooth and lush but offers a slight dryness in the finish and an earthy yet still lush grapefruit bittersweet as solid counterpoints.

Sep 26, 2020
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 10-day-old can, with BLACK LIVES MATTER stamped on the bottom. Cool. Pours a hazy orange. White head, a little lacing. Nice tart lime, white grape, some earthy character and a bit of tropical fruit. A little thin for the style, but still a good, fresh NEIPA.

Aug 29, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lace;

S: lemon, orange, strawberry, and pineapple;

T: ping ponged between lemon, orange, strawberry and ripe pineapple - sometimes just one and other times a combination of some or all of them; finish is very mildly bitter and the aftertaste was orange and ripe pineapple;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: more complexity of flavor than most other hazy IPAs;

Apr 19, 2020
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 Pint Can. Canned on Nov.14/2019 50 IBU's
A nice dank nose IPA with good tropical fruit taste notes.
Pretty smooth finish. Downed on March 6/2020 but still holding up well.

Mar 06, 2020
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JRed from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, golden juice in body with thick white head. Aroma of lemon, vanilla, papaya, mango, pine, grass, citrus. Tastes of papaya, mango, honey, grass, pine, citrus, medium bitterness. Lighter carb and a thick body.

Feb 02, 2020
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summitsix from California

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass
Canned on 11/14/2019, 6 weeks old on review date
*Encore review 11/21/20, canned on 10/20/20

Wow, just wow, Aussie Nelson and Motueka meet Simcoe to deliver a delicious hoppy brew.

L - Hazy, golden honey hue, delicate white beer foam across the top
S - Mountains of hop aroma, mango galore (wow!), pine notes, citrus overtones, very tropical and unique
T - Mango, passion fruit, lime zest, nicely balanced with solid malt backbone, slightly bitter finish, you'll savor this one
F - Light bodied, very easy drinking
O - A very well crafted beer.

I always look for this one on the shelf, well done Modern Times!

Dec 26, 2019
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Jschwartz23 from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall this a very nice beer. Very fruity in the smell and the taste as well. The beer looked beautiful poured out of a can and the aroma was absolutely delicious. The taste wasn’t quite as good as those things, but that’s not to say that the taste wasn’t good by any means. Worth a try if you see one.

Dec 16, 2019
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iguanodon from Utah

3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Pours hazy gold with almost no head. Aroma is funky/earthy/tropical hops. Taste is tropical fruit, a little citrus, bitter finish with tropical fruit aftertaste. Nice NEIPA.

Dec 14, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So this might be the best Modern Times I've had. Sheldon brought it over to Adam's that one night I was in town for a conference.

Pours a hazy light amber kind of color, produced about 1/2" white head. The nose, oh the nose is wonderful. The massive blast of Nelson brings to mind a familiar refrain in the beer world: "Man it smells like Nelson used to (Alpine)." These were what they say "are the good Nelson hops". While Mosaic, Amarillo, Galaxy, Citra etc. . . all are heavy bangers in the aroma world, for my mileage, there is nothing better than when you get top notch Nelsons for hop aroma. Here, they pop wonderfully in all their humid hippie dankness from down under.

Taste has what I like to refer to as 'balance' in terms of its hoppiness. You read a lot about people saying an ipa has balance, but come on, no they don't. They're hoppy. Here, the hops are balanced in that you have some amazing aromas from the Nelson, but the Simcoe use provides a hearty but not palate destroying bitterness to it. Sure you can push all that tropical fruit note around, but the Simcoe comes to give it a beer like bitterness that keeps the beer from feeling like a smoothie slurry. Good drying back end effect combined with the flaked wheat for levity. Very well done. Will buy when I see it. This would make the BA list cream its jeans if it was from (obligatory hype brewery reference).

Dec 13, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Modern Times is great, they do very good beer, never been a letdown. This is no different, although each brew has its own character.
For example, this one looks amazing (very hazy, just like a fruit juice), with an amazing aroma (that follows the description on the can: ripe mangoes, nectarines and zesty citruses) that again makes you feel that what you are drinking is nothing but a fruit juice. So you kind of start thinking unconsciously about drinking a fruit juice and you kind of expect the taste to be just like that. But it’s not exactly that.
Here, the taste is rather light (to an extent that you might want to call it watery), kind of like how they drink juice in Germany: watering it down. It is like a schorle, a diluted juice in a way, because you kind of feel that there is a juicy density to the drink, and within that density there is some real juicy taste - so you start wondering why isn’t it like that all the time, why is it lighter than you expected?
Then you leave it for a while, let it warm a bit, and then the taste gets even, a bit less watery and a bit more equal once it reaches the best drinking temperature. Although it will never be as dense in its character as a West Coast IPA, it is still a kind of an IPA, a New England one. So there is enough hoppiness and raw, dank flavor to it but it feels like, if you compared a West Coast one to liquid gold or amber honey, a NEIPA is rather like a juice or something that you make in a blender - they are something totally different.
So I guess it’s the best to leave your expectations behind and try to appreciate this beer for what it is. It took me a bit longer to hit the bullseye than other good beers, but it eventually did and I guess it reached quite a good number. Modern Times just can’t do anything wrong, I feel.

Dec 13, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Uniform hazy golden pour with finger of slightly off white head.
Aroma is fruity - citrus - lemon, orange - as warmed a good hit of mango, hints of melon, peach.
Tastes of juicy tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, melon, ripe orange, lemon, with some piney notes but sweetness dominates over minimal bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel - creamy carbonation - leaves with a touch of citrus bitterness amidst a wash of fruity sweetness. Delicious.

Dec 12, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with soft head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell is citrusy with notes of pine, mango, gooseberries and a hint of melon.

Taste is piney and citrusy, but soft and juicy. Notes of gooseberries and mango and a moderate bitterness. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice IPA, easy to drink and very balanced.

Dec 08, 2019
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark honey yellow in color with a hazy, unfiltered appearance. Poured with a moderate, bright white foam with medium low retention. Melon, papaya mellow fruity aromas with hinys of over ripe orange and coconut. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and and smooth, soft feel. Pleasant, light warmth from the middle to the end. Meaty tropical fruit flavors, papaya, mango and sweet melon flavors with a malty base. Medium hop bitterness followed by sweet fruity flavors and light warmth. Finished cleanly with fading bitterness and light fruity flavors.

Dec 08, 2019
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elNopalero from California

4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a can.

Hay, light, gloppy foaming bubbles.

Light aroma. Bursting with flavor. I get a light wine grape and a lot of cantaloupe and honeydew melon. It’s an all around well done beer.

Nov 29, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into a Teku glass

Look: Pours a bright, opaque orange with a rocky, finger-and-a-half white head that leaves sticky, fine lacing down the glass.
Smell: Aroma is bursting with cirtus and tropical and stone fruit. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit, peach, apricot, orange, tangerine, and green melon.
Taste: Much like the nose, tons of tropical fruit, citrus and a touch of peach and melon. Finishes with a light but complex, earthy bitterness.
Feel: On the softer, creamier side of medium bodied.
Overall: Delicious. Juicy and fruity, with a light earthy dry finish. Not to mention it's pretty easy on the eyes.

Nov 12, 2019
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Roguer from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderfully hazy (not pulpy or opaque) lemon-yellow brew with orange tints. Excellent head production, retention, and lacing.

Big dose of tropical fruit on the nose, with mango, pineapple, star fruit, and passion fruit leading the way. Touches of citrus, primarily mandarin orange, and while it's not super dank on the nose, it definitely implies the palate could be quite pungent. Minor notes of Italian herbs.

Juicy and tropical on the palate. Smooth, lightly creamy, and lively. Mango, honey, doughy white bread, cracker; very mildly dank; Italian herbs and pepper. Not a ton of depth or complexity on the palate, but very tasty.

Nov 04, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned October 3rd 2019.

Quite a nice looking NEIPA. Has a mix of hazy and turbid, but does not go full on swamp water looking body. Pale lemon yellow, but with some actual clear edges on the side of the glass, showing some very copious amounts of fine carbonation. A standard classic three finger white head hits, with some big swiss cheese like bubbles, and good staying power and retention. Some cascading pill lacing while settling and you have a great looking IPA here.

That hop aroma hits wonderfully. Classic fruity tones of tropical notes and citrus. Zest orange, with hints of earthy pineapple mixed in. Sweet grass and herbs get into the mix too. Hop dominant with a neutral malt and yeast presence, that is inviting and delicious smelling.

Palate gets in the groove. Locking hops of slight melon and much more into the tropical flavors of guava to mango like than the hinted citrus. Malt body is a bit basic, but solid. Aftertaste hits with an excellent balance of fruit punch light sweetness and grass bitter herbs, bordering on a menthol fantastic aftertaste. Misses a little in the malt density and chewy character to put it over the top.

A well suited and another solid beer from these guys who rarely ever disappoints me.

Nov 03, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

holy cow this is good! maybe my favorite hoppy beer from modern times so far, it just explodes with nelson goodness, to the extent that i almost dont recognize any other hops in here, what a great expression of them in a very drinkable beer, so much to like here! its not ugly dense hazy from the tap, kind of a pale muted color but some light passes through and it has a nice head, looking more cleaned up than a lot of these, even from modern times. it smells like nelson right away, lime and lemon, white grape, kiwi fruit, french melon and ripe honeydew, and lemongrass too, it peaks early in the aroma, my mouth waters like crazy, and i get some light spruce behind it. the flavor is just as fruity and great, fresh to the max, approaching top dose on the hops too, but no greenness or hop bite here at all. i love the fruity white wine character, hints of passion fruit and sweet lemon now, heady weed, gooseberry, and fresh flowers, its amazing, nelson in full glory. a fluffy feeling grain base to support, but this is good and dry in the finish too, and there is just some light bitterness that springs up late to keep it drinking like an ipa. a pretty clean palate on this one too, not a lot of hop oils or lingering flavor like a lot of these have, its juicy as can be at its height, but then its gone on the swallow for the most part. a really wonderful showcase of nelson hops, and a beer i am already excited to drink again. this ranks among the best beers ive ever had from these guy! glad to have it in idaho now!

Oct 26, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. A solidly above-average NEIPA. Aroma and flavor feature tropical and citrus fruit with low to no bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated. Very good but nothing I will feel the need to seek out again.

Oct 25, 2019
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sjrider from California

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap -pours a very murky yellow juice color with short white head leaving a bit of lacing. Nose is mostly fruity -citrus,tropical,stone with a bit of dankness. Taste follows more or less with an almost dry soft finish. Definitely Nelson influenced.

Oct 23, 2019
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